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Australian Doctor Warns Nation Against Banning E-cigs

By Paul Rucci

Thursday January 12, 2017
vaping in australia

As Australia ponders permanent electronic cigarette regulation they received advice from the Cancer Council NSW. What the council advised was a set of very strict regulations that treat electronic cigarettes like tobacco. Australia already has very strict laws that potentially limit access to adult tobacco consumers. Many e-cig companies do not ship to Australia and the country classifies...

9 Of 10 UK Vape Shops Caught Selling To Minors! Must Stop.

By Matt McConnell

Tuesday January 10, 2017
vape shop stings for selling to minors

Trading Standards and Licensing in the UK, a watchdog group, recently sent out an underage undercover operative to a number of British vape shops. They found that 9 of 10 vape shops sold e-cigarette products or e-liquids to an underaged volunteer. The undercover operation was carried out in West Midlands, a heavily populated county in west central...

Many Credit Vaping For Smoking Reduction In Canada

By Ken Baughman

Tuesday November 22, 2016
smoking rates in canada and electronic cigarettes

In the picture above you can see Darren McCarty a former professional hockey player who won four Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings. Now, Canadians can buy an ecig kit from  Canadian vape company that is personally autographed by the former hockey star. Despite the Canadian government’s official resistance to vaping, people in Canada seem to be making...

Caught On Video! Exploding Ecigarette In France

By Matt McConnell

Saturday November 5, 2016
ecigarette explosion causes hysteria

This CCTV footage of an exploding ecigarette was uploaded by Update News Network. It shows an incident that happened in Toulouse, France. In this video, you will see Amine Britel standing outside of his nightclub. He takes a vape and then puts his device in his jacket pocket. Seconds later, you see sparks and flame emerge from his jacket...

Imperial Tobacco Wants To Sell E-Cigarettes In Canada

By Ken Baughman

Wednesday November 2, 2016
imperial tobacco and electronic cigarettes in canada

Imperial tobacco is Canada’s biggest tobacco company. Canada will soon be unveiling electronic cigarette regulations and the tobacco giant is gearing up to use the new regulations as a launch pad into the fast growing $235 million vape industry in Canada. When asked why Imperial Tobacco would want to sell a product that could detract from cigarette...

Philippines Smoking And Vaping Ban Can Get You Jail Time

By Matt McConnell

Thursday October 13, 2016
philippines vaping ban

President Duterte has been nothing if not controversial since coming to power in the Philippines. He is known for an aggressive approach to justice, and that is putting it mildly. Prior to becoming the president, Duterte was the mayor in the city of Davao for 22 years. In Davao, smoking in public areas could result in a $100 fine...

PA Ecig Tax In Effect Vape Shops Closing Will HB 2342 Pass?

By Matt McConnell

Tuesday October 4, 2016
pennsylvania electronic cigarette tax

Last week we covered the story of a rally at the PA State House in Harrisburg where the vaping community showed up en masse to demand changes to the proposed 40% tax on electronic cigarette products in the state of Pennsylvania. In response to the vaping community protest of the PA ecig tax , Bill HB 2342, sponsored...

UK Health Officials Embrace Vaping & Smoking Plummets

By Matt McConnell

Tuesday September 27, 2016
british smoking rate and vapor cigarette

In the last 3 years, smoking rates in England have dropped at a dramatic rate. In 2012 smoking rates were at 19.3 % and by 2015 the smoking rate in England dropped to 16.9 %. The numbers show that the majority of people that have quit appear to have done so because of the availability of the electronic cigarette....

Health Officials In France Embrace Vaping

By Matt McConnell

Thursday September 22, 2016
vaping in france

Public health officials in France are now recognizing the overwhelming value of electronic cigarettes and vaping in the fight to reduce the harm caused by tobacco. Tabac Info Service is an agency that is run by the French government’s branch responsible for public health. Their website has published information to inform French citizens that electronic cigarettes represent hope for...

Imperial Tobacco Loses Patent Bid in UK

By Tyler McCanus

Monday September 12, 2016
imperial tobacco electronic cigarette patent fight

Imperial Tobacco has lost a bid to defend it’s patent over electronic cigarettes in the UK. This particular lawsuit was brought up by Nicocigs LTD, which is a subsidiary of Philip Morris International. Technically the lawsuit was over Imperial Tobacco’s Fontem Holdings subsidiary, and it was against them “claiming improved aerosol effects and atomizing efficiency or, alternately, for a...

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